Pictured (l-r) with the
Telefunken | USA Ela M12
at Germano Studios are
Troy Germano and engineer
New York, NY (December 8, 2008)–Troy Germano, owner of Germano Studios, has purchased the Telefunken|USA Ela M12 large diaphragm tube microphone.
The fifth Telefunken USA microphone system in his collection, the M12 is built by hand in the United States to the original Austrian blueprints of the AKG C12.
“I was looking for a great AKG C12, which is perhaps the most sought after of all the classic microphones,” Germano explained. “I’ve had such good luck with my other re-issues from Telefunken | USA that I thought this one would get the job done. It’s done a lot more than that in the short time I have had it available–vocalists especially love this mic.”
The Germano legacy goes back to 1981 when Troy joined his father Ed Germano at New York’s Hit Factory. The opening of Hit Factory London in 1989 was followed by the purchase of Miami’s historic Criteria Recording Studios in 1999.
“It is the quality of the workmanship and the pride that Telefunken | USA takes in their microphones that impresses me the most,” Germano said. “It’s a company you can trust when it comes to getting that legendary sound. And their products really stand up.”
Launched in June of 2008, Germano Studios houses two control rooms and recording spaces, each featuring a 48-input Solid State Logic Duality console, 32-input X-Rack monitor mixer, and Digidesign Pro Tools|HD3 Accel.
Germano also owns Telefunken | USA’s RFT M16 MkII, AK47, U47 and ELA M251 microphones.
Telefunken | USA